Coltrane has written that this piece is a musical recitation of a prayer by horn. The prayer, a poem, is entitled "A Love Supreme" and is included in the album. The sax solo has the same number of syllables as the poem, up to the word “Amen” (which is given three syllables). Every time the poem says “Thank you God,”, Coltrane plays the “Thank you God” motif.
John Coltrane was 37 to 38 years old at the time.
Tenor Sax Key